Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Joe Satriani and Steve Vai to host benefit concert

Guitarists Joe Satriani and Steve Vai will host a third benefit concert in support of music industry veteran and good friend Cliff Cultreri.

"A Benefit For Cliff III" will take place on Friday, June 12 at 8 PM, at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles.

This event will feature performances by Satriani and Vai, as well as special guests Animals As Leaders.

Satriani and Vai, along with other artists, have graciously donated various items to be auctioned at the event, including autographed guitars as well as a chance to join Satriani’s G4 Camp, taking place June 28–July 2 in Cambria, CA and a package to attend Vai’s camp, Vai Academy 2015 - All About The Guitar in Vail, CO, August 2-6, as well.

Cliff Cultreri is the A&R executive who ‘discovered’ Satriani and Vai, as well as many other popular recording artists, while working at Relativity Records and Koch Entertainment.

Cultreri is suffering from a host of Auto-Immune and Connective-Tissue disorders that are simultaneously attacking his immune system, a 1 in 100 million occurrence that causes severe pain and physical debilitations. During his years in the industry, Cultreri has served as A&R for a number of top names including Billy Sheehan & Talas, Peter Frampton, Megadeth, Anthrax, The Cure, and many others in all genres of music.

"I'm looking forward to sharing the stage with my good friends Steve Vai and Animals as Leaders for a night of unforgettable music,” says Satriani.

“It’s a great privilege to take to the stage with my friends Joe and Tosin (of Animals As Leaders) in support of our dear buddy Cliff,” adds Vai. “It’s a great cause and will be a magical evening of guitar extravaganza."

Reserved tickets start at $45 and are on sale now through A limited number of VIP packages, including a meet and greet with Satriani and Vai, are also available.

Satriani is currently in the studio recording the follow-up to 2013’s “Unstoppable Momentum” at Skywalker Ranch in California; it is expected to be released in July.

The guitarist recently announced dates for a fall UK tour, marking his first concerts there in two years.

See also:

Joe Satriani announces new album and UK tour
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VIDEO: Joe Satriani performs bonus song for Arsenio Hall Show audience
Joe Satriani to release box set
Search Joe Satriani at hennemusic